• January 23, 2022
 ‘Slice Out’ Some Time To Get Your Pet Microchipped Before Thanksgiving

Animal Services of El Paso

‘Slice Out’ Some Time To Get Your Pet Microchipped Before Thanksgiving

 El Paso Animal Services is encouraging the community to make sure their pet is microchipped, or their pet’s microchip information is updated, before you start to welcome guests this Thanksgiving and holiday season.

The holiday season often is filled with guests and gatherings but can also be a time when many pets go missing due to gates and doors being left open or added stress making pets want to flee.

So far this year, nearly 12,000 lost pets have entered the Animal Services Center. Many of these lost pets did not have a microchip, or if they did have a chip with incorrect contact information, preventing pets from being quickly reunited with their owner.

HOW TO UPDATE YOUR PET’S MICROCHIP

First you will need your pet’s microchip number. If you don’t know your pet’s microchip number, you can take them to your veterinarian or any El Paso Fire Department station to be scanned. Next, look up your pet’s microchip manufacturer by visiting petmicrochiplookup.org  and enter the chip number in the search box. The result will tell you which company manufactured the chip and where you can register it or update the contact information. For an extra layer of protection, you can also add your pet’s microchip information to the foundanimals.org  database for free.

NEED A MICROCHIP

If your pet does not have a microchip, your veterinarian can implant one on request. Microchips usually cost about $25 at most veterinary clinics. Animal Services’ Resource Rover program also hosts free microchip clinics throughout the year. Below is a list of upcoming free microchip events:

WHAT:  Pawsitive Rescuers of El Paso Paw Giving Day & Microchip Clinic

WHEN:  1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 2021

WHERE: Aceitunas – 5200 Doniphan, El Paso, TX  79932

WHAT:  Resource Rover Microchip Clinic

WHEN:  1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2021

WHERE: El Paso Animal Services – 5001 Fred Wilson, El Paso, TX  79906

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